Up late this morning. We got up a 5:45 and couldn't believe it. Must be all the time changes are catching up with us. Hit the road leaving Marion, VA at 8:30 and the fog was lifting and the temperature was 60 degrees. The sun finally popped through and it never got over 80 degrees all day.
The traffic was terrible as everyone was leaving after watching the race at Bristol. It seemed to us that all the race fans came down from the North because it seemed they were all heading back North. It was the worst roads and drivers of the whole trip so far. I think a lot of the drivers were all psyched up on racing and thought it was their turn. I have driven in some bad traffic with some bad drivers but this was horrible.
We got as far as Winchester and decided to call it a day at 3:30 we booked our room for the night. We traveled 337 miles today and see a lot of nice Virginia scenery.
Did you ever hear the story about the guy and his wife on a Harley going cross country? They had rode over 7000 miles in mountains, deserts, coastal highways, cities, badlands, and in all kinds of places. They had a GPS and Atlas and never once got lost. Well it seems this couple was on their 23 day of travel and were going North through Virginia and thought they would ride the Skyline Drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains. They got off an exit for I-64 and went about 30 miles and thought, "This don't seem right" so they stopped to get some gas having learned in Wyoming that it could be a long ways between gas stations. They see there was a nice little diner built onto the gas station so went in to get lunch, after filling their Harley with gas, and asked directions to Waynesboro and Skyline Drive. Well it seems they not only had taken the wrong exit but had went the wrong way also. So the figured what the heck it was a nice lunch and nice people so off they went again. They got to what was the right exit and again it didn't seem right. Stopped for gas and asked direction and guess what. Wrong exit and wrong way again. So they figured that maybe somebody didn't want them on Skyline Drive that day and said "To Hell with it, we can do it next year on our Florida trip".
Have a good day, (we did)